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Global Love Of Bananas May Be Hurting Costa Rica's Crocodiles


Animals  (tags: pesticides, bananas, animals, animalwelfare, pollution, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, environment, humans )

Cal
- 311 days ago - npr.org
Each year, we eat more bananas than any other fruit. But banana growers use a lot of pesticides -- and those chemicals could be hurting wildlife. As a new study shows, the pesticides are ending up in the bodies of crocodiles living near banana farms in Co



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Comments

Birgitta S. (221)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:33 pm
OMG !
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:34 pm
:-((((((
 

Jonathan Smithsonian (4)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:57 pm
noted
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:59 pm
Thanks for this alert against pesticides.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:22 pm
ORGANIC bananas are cheap!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:00 pm
Love a banana once in a while , only organic !
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:35 pm
Thanks.
 

Alan Lambert (86)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:50 pm
Sad but fascinating
 

Natasha Salgado (510)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 7:53 pm
I'll gladly give up bananas...
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 8:42 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 8:47 pm
It was only a matter of time until we learned the extent of these pesticides, poisons, and other chemicals. It turns out DDT, which has been banned for at least 10 years, was also found. It's no wonder so many people are sick.
 

John S. (297)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 4:45 am
I wasn't a fan of banana's anyway.
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 5:38 am
Stop affecting other living lives on Earth; don't be selfish
 

Ruth S. (314)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 6:32 am
I say the same thing that Natasha said, I will give up Bananas in a heartbeat!
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (213)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 7:50 am
noted
 

Veronique L. (209)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 9:32 am
*sigh* is there anything we can do that doesn't either hurt the animals or destroy the Nature?
 

Winn Adams (190)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 11:32 am
Noted -sad to say the least.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 3:58 pm
Noted
 

Nimue P. (230)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 6:42 pm
noted
 

Nils Anders Lunde (532)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 2:42 am
Noted
 

Danuta Watola (1181)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 2:47 am
Noted.
 
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